Ja Morant (12 PTS, 13 REB, 10 AST) and Jonas Valanciunas (26 PTS, 19 REB, 12 AST) became the first Memphis Grizzlies teammates in franchise history to record triple-doubles in the same game! The Grizzlies locked in a place in Saturday's Western Conference Play-In Game with the win over the Bucks! #WholeNewGame Subscribe to the NBA: https://on.nba.com/2JX5gSN Full Game Highlights Playlist: https://on.nba.com/2rjGMge For news, stories, highlights and more, go to our official website at https://nba_webonly.app.link/nbasite Get NBA LEAGUE PASS: https://nba.app.link/nbaleaguepass5MIL 106, MEM 119
With a 13-point win over the Bucks, the Grizzlies clinch a spot in the Western Conference play-in round, which begins Saturday afternoon.MIL 106, MEM 119
BUCKS at GRIZZLIES | FULL GAME HIGHLIGHTS | August 13, 2020 The Memphis Grizzlies have officially clinched a spot in the Western Conference play-in game as they defeated the Milwaukee Bucks, 119-106. Ja Morant (12 PTS, 13 REB, 10 AST) and Jonas Valanciunas (26 PTS, 19 REB, 12 AST) each collected a triple-double in the victory; this is the first time in Grizzlies franchise history that two teammates have recorded a triple-double in the same game. #WholeNewGame The Grizzlies seeding position will be decided by the outcome of the Trail Blazers vs. Nets game tonight. (9:00pm/et, TNT) Memphis will be seeded: • #8 if Trail Blazers lose • #9 if Trail Blazers win Subscribe to the NBA: https://on.nba.com/2JX5gSN Full Game Highlights Playlist: https://on.nba.com/2rjGMge For news, stories, highlights and more, go to our official website at https://nba_webonly.app.link/nbasite Get NBA LEAGUE PASS: https://nba.app.link/nbaleaguepass5MIL 106, MEM 119
Khris Middleton clears the defense in one move with a fake to the basket as he then drains the wide-open shot in the third quarter.MIL 106, MEM 119
Ja Morant floats the ball over the defender for the impressive bucket late in the first half.MIL 106, MEM 119
Dillon Brooks gets fouled mid-jump by Pat Connaughton after draining the deep 3-point shot.MIL 106, MEM 119
Jayson Tatum, Gordon Hayward and Kemba Walker combine to score 67 points as the Celtics defeat the Grizzlies 122-107.BOS 122, MEM 107
Jayson Tatum has a strong performance, finishing with 29 points as the Celtics defeat the Grizzlies 122-107BOS 122, MEM 107
CELTICS at GRIZZLIES | FULL GAME HIGHLIGHTS | August 11, 2020 The Boston Celtics defeated the Memphis Grizzlies, 122-107. Jayson Tatum led the way for the Celtics with a game-high 29 PTS, along with 6 REB, while Ja Morant tallied 26 PTS, 4 REB and 13 AST for the Grizzlies. Next Games: Wizards at Celtics - August 13 at 12:00 pm/et on NBA League Pass Bucks at Grizzlies - August 13 at 4:00 pm/et on NBA League Pass Subscribe to the NBA: https://on.nba.com/2JX5gSN Full Game Highlights Playlist: https://on.nba.com/2rjGMge For news, stories, highlights and more, go to our official website at https://nba_webonly.app.link/nbasite Get NBA LEAGUE PASS: https://nba.app.link/nbaleaguepass5BOS 122, MEM 107
De'Anthony Melton lobs it up high to Ja Morant for an alley-oop jam.BOS 122, MEM 107
Kemba Walker books it down the floor and feeds Gordon Hayward for a slam dunk.BOS 122, MEM 107
Jaylen Brown comes down the lane and slams home a one-handed jam.BOS 122, MEM 107
The WNBA announced today that they will begin their season this July at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. It will be a 22-game season with their traditional playoff format set to begin in October.
The Detroit Pistons have been in pursuit of a new general manager for the past month or so and according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski from ESPN, three names have emerged at the top.
Drew Hill recently took over as the Memphis Grizzlies Beat Writer for the Daily Memphian and he joined me for a fun podcast discussing his new gig with the DM as well as what he looks forward to covering the Grizz and the difference between covering college basketball and the NBA. We also chopped it up about his article about the budding mentorship between Memphis Grizzlies' Ja Morant and top high school recruit Kennedy Chandler.
Dr. Anthony Fauci says that he approves of the NBA's plan to resume play and suggests that other sports copy the same formula. He applauded the league's effort to place the safety of the players as a paramount over anything else.
With life-changing money on the line for players like Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz and Jason Tatum of the Boston Celtics, the unexpected issues that can come from playing in the NBA's "bubble campus" can be fearful. The players are now seeking the possibility of a league-financed insurance policy in the event of COVID-19 or other career-threatening illnesses or injuries.
Ja Morant was already the pride of Murray, Kentucky - the city where he played college basketball for two seasons at Murray State University but with his latest stance taken against a confederate statue located downtown, he has shown his civic responsibility as well as being a legend on the court for the Racers.
In a recent pickup game involving several Memphis area college players, high school recruits, former and current professional players, Memphis Grizzlies rookie star guard Ja Morant set the internet ablaze with his dunk over Mousa Cisse, a seven-foot top high school prospect in the nation.
The NBA world was buzzing last night after NBA star Kyrie Irving led a conference call with several NBA players urging them to consider all sides of the league's proposal to resume play. One of Irving's issues was that he felt it was a bad look for NBA players to be playing games for entertainment in the midst of the nations racial climate. In my opinion, if the social issues of this country are one of Irving's concerns then playing games seems like the best course of action.
With the next generation of home gaming consoles on its way, the Sony Playstation 5 took its turn to flex muscle this week with Zion Williamson being featured in the trailer for NBA 2K21. The trailer showcased the games possible stunning graphics, its fluidity, and its sweat - a lot of sweat.
According to a report from Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, several NBA players have issues about resuming play in Orlando and feel like their voices aren't being heard.
Lonnie Walker IV posted himself getting his patented hair cut off on his Instagram all while giving a shocking revelation of the hurt and pain that his locks were born from. Walker would share that he was a victim of years of childhood sexual abuse and that he grew his hair to cope with the dark reality of his life and now - he wants it gone.
I was a guest on Sports 56 Mornings With Peter and CJ earlier this week and we discussed different topics including the Memphis Grizzlies preparing for the NBA's return in Orlando as well as the various social issues and protests that are going on around the nation and worldwide.
I was the guest host on the Jason and John Show on 929 ESPN while Jason Smith and John Martin were out on vacation. We opened the show discussing the media's push for the New Orleans Pelicans to pass the Grizzlies and how I think it will ignite a fun rivalry between the Grizzlies and Pelicans. I also interviewed Commercial Appeal Columnist Mark Gianotto.
According to a report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, NBA players that see fit to not play in Orlando during the NBA's attempt to resume play on July 31st will be allowed to do so with no disciplinary action. Players are subject to have their pay cut for games missed.
Kevin Walsh and Martino Puccio had me on as their guest on the Betting At The Rim Podcast as we discussed the Grizzlies chances of making the eighth seed in the Western Conference as well as who would be the biggest threat to pass them. We also talked about them being ahead of schedule and their general expectations.
Johnathan C. Smith and the crew of the Essential AF had me on as their special invited guest as we talked about the return of the NBA and what to expect from the Memphis Grizzlies. We also addressed the health aspect of the return as well as the possible first round matchup between the Grizzlies and the Los Angeles Lakers.
The San Antonio Spurs are tied for the longest playoff in NBA history with 22 consecutive trips to the playoffs. That all seems more likely to end now than ever as their star big man LaMarcus Aldridge will now miss the remainder of the season due to recovering from shoulder surgery.
From Treadwell High School, to playing for then Memphis State Tigers, to the NBA, and now back coaching at his alma mater, Memphis basketball legend Penny Hardaway has always represented the city and it's passion through compassion. He would continue to do so as he released a statement yesterday about the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery.